In the last 10 years:
I’ve weighed 15 stone and been a size 20.
I’ve weighed 15 stone and been a size 14.
I’ve weighed 14 stone and been a size 12.
I’ve weighed 13 stone and been a size 12.
I’ve weighed 11 stone and been a size 12.
I’ve weighed 10 stone ad been a size 12.
Tracking your weight on the scales on a weight loss journey is one of the most frustrating things. So many factors affect how much you weigh, and your size or inches coming off won’t always be reflected in that number. It can be disheartening and doesn’t truly reflect progress.
Ways to track your progress that aren’t scales.
- Clothes – how your clothes are fitting is a great indication of progress.
- Measure yourself- Keep track on inches lost around the waist, hips, chest, arms and thighs.
- Take photos- to compare where you were to where you are.
- Track your performance in the gym – are you lifting more or running further or faster than before.
Overall, loosing some inches or getting fitter won’t necessarily seethe number on the scale go down, but it will see you feeling more confident and energetic.
I train with the goal of still being able to move about and be active when I’m older, rather than the goal of being skinny now- a number on a plastic scale doesn’t help towards that goal at the end of the day.